‘Breaking into the industry’ day: outcomes & The Music Works commitments

Friday 10th December

Our ‘breaking into the industry’ in November was a huge success, fostering some great conversations and insights into how young people can break into the industry. Read about the day, outcomes and The Music Works’ commitments here

Arts Council England visit the Hub in Gloucester

Thursday 2nd December 

We had the pleasure of welcoming Arts Council England to our Hub in Gloucester for a tour of the space and to meet The Music Works team.



The Festive Pop-up Shop

We are excited to be supporting the upcoming Festive Pop-Up Shop!

Saturday 18th December | Kings Walk Shopping Centre, Gloucester | 10am-6pm

**Young Entrepreneur Award to be announced on the day** Find out more here 

Issachar to take on charity boxing match in aid the Music Works

Monday 1st November

Our very own Issachar is taking part in a charity boxing match this November to fundraise for a bursary so that young people in Gloucestershire can access The Drop- The Music Works’ inclusive drop-in programme.

Find out more and support Issachar in reaching his £500 target here 

The Music Works appoints new chair: Caroline Norbury, MBE

Thursday 28th October 

We are excited to announce our new chair, Caroline Norbury, MBE.

“Caroline is joining us at a really exciting time in our development as we launch our new inclusive music hub in Gloucester. I feel certain that she is going to play a huge part in leading us to become a national centre for inclusive music, making a difference to thousands more young people’s lives.” (Deborah Potts, CEO The Music Works)

Read the full press release here 

Mix & Mash Week at the Hub

October Half-Term

Malaki was shortlisted for Inspirational Music Leader Award

Wednesday 20th October 

We are very proud of our Creative Director Malaki Patterson for being shortlisted for Inspirational Music Leader award at this year’s Youth Music Awards!

“Malaki continues to inspire a growing generation of young urban music makers and leaders, through his passion for working with young people that are so often prohibitively limited by the established and mainstream opportunities. From our talent development projects, to our young-offenders programme, he consistently demonstrates the capacity that music has to turn a life around, giving a second chance to those most susceptible to the negative forces that sweep through our communities, that exploit our most vulnerable.”

The Music Works announces creative industry day

Monday 11th October 

“I think it’s so important to highlight events like these as Gloucestershire has a lack of infrastructure to support young people into the creative industries. Slowly we are breaking down barriers to help provide progression routes for young people trying to develop creative careers…” (Malaki Patterson, Creative Director The Music Works)

Read the press release here

The Music Works on BBC Points West

Thursday 30th September 

Read the article here 

The Music Works wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise for promoting opportunity through social mobility

April 2021 

We are so honoured to have been recognised with this prestigious Queen’s Award.

“Most of the young people we work with come from challenging circumstances, from living with domestic abuse to being a young offender to having mental health challenges, and the heights they can reach through our programmes, are incredible. We are thrilled to be recognised by the Queen’s Award scheme and very excited about what the future holds for these talented young people.”

Read the article here

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